The French Ministry of Economy has granted a mining concession to the Compagnie armoricaine de navigation (CAN) in bay of Lannion, north coast of Brittany, despite a strong local opposition to the project, considered as disastrous from a environmental and economic point of view.
An energy storage system Li-ion 2.3 MW should come to the Faroe Islands in December 2015. This extensive project associated with the new 12 MW wind farm help manage the frequent network stability problems due to the incorporation of intermittent renewable energy sources.
Over 100,000 albatrosses die each year due to longline fishing. 18 of the 22 species of albatross in the world are thus in danger, including 2 species that are in risk of extinction in the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF). The French Committee for IUCN, MNHN and the Taaf community are sounding the alarm.
U.S. scientists have called for international cooperation to preserve the ecosystems of the deep seabed, whose mineral wealth and fisheries are coveted by manufacturers.
Taiwan Forestry Office announced the creation of a sanctuary to protect the white dolphin of China, an endangered humpback dolphin species. Set up by the end of June, the sanctuary will cover 76,300 hectares along the west coast of the island.
Second tourist destination in the world for manta, Indonesia has created the largest sanctuary in the world to protect this fascinating sea creature is as popular amongst divers for their grace than amongst Chinese for their gills.
Located in Corsica, MYRTE experimental platform has set up the Greenergy Box, a new storage system and energy management developed by Areva. Operating on a coupling of solar panels with a system of hydrogen storage and fuel cell, this installation aims to solve the problems of intermittent solar energy.
With his steel trunk of 8 meters high and its branches from 80 to 100 plastic sheets that serve as mini wind turbines, "l'Arbre à Vent" revolutionizes the traditional image of wind turbines. Aesthetic and silent, this technological innovation offers a new reliable source of energy on a human scale which should promote energy independence of consumers.
Researchers at University of California Berkeley have developed a carpet that will convert waves into usable energy. The team is looking for funding to develop the first pilot plant into the ocean and convince its benefits.